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Upgrade subscriptions on behalf of your customers

Overview

Place upgrade orders for subscriptions on behalf of your customers.

  • Streamline upgrades for your existing customer base.
  • Leverage payment data customers already shared with you to make the upgrade process frictionaless.

Availability

Contact Avangate directly to start using this functionality. 

Requirements

Avangate strongly recommends PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance for this feature. 

For subscriptions to be upgradable, either by you or by the customer, the following requirements must be met:

  • The product governing the subscription needs to feature a valid upgrade setup. You will only be able to upgrade subscriptions sold to your customers provided that you configured an upgrade for the product they purchased.
  • The subscription up for upgrade needs to have been purchased using a credit or debit card. You won't be able to place subscription upgrade orders on behalf of your partners using payment methods other than credit/debit cards.

User privileges

You need to make sure that account users have the necessary rights to perform upgrades for customers. To enable access to this feature for users of your account, navigate to Account settings, and select Manage user access. Click on the Roles associated to specific accounts, and check the Place orders on behalf of customer under Orders & Reports option.

How to

Follow the steps below to place an upgrade order for a subscription.

  1. Go to Orders & customers -> Subscriptions.
  2. Run a search to find the item you want upgraded and click View to access the Subscription details page.
  3. Click the Upgrade subscription button.
  4. Select one of the two options available
    • With current payment information - the Avangate system uses the cardholder details currently associated with the subscription in order to bill and charge the customer for the upgrade.
    • With new payment information - you need to supply new cardholder information in order for Avangate to bill and charge the customer for the upgrade.

With current payment information

  1. Select With current payment information.
  2. Optional: Enter a valid coupon code to provide a discount. Note: the code must be associated with an already defined promotion. Click Continue.
  3. On the next screen select the upgrade options and click Upgrade now.
  4. You'll be redirected to the Checkout page which features all the necessary info pre-filled. You have the option of modifying the details. Check the details available and click Place order to purchase the upgrade on behalf of the customer.
  5. A new upgrade order will become available in the Avangate system for the customer's subscription. You'll get information on the new order on the Finish page.

With new payment information

  1. Select With new payment information.
  2. Optional: Enter a valid coupon code to provide a discount. Note: the code must be associated with an already defined promotion.
  3. On the next screen select the upgrade options and click Upgrade now.
  4. You'll be redirected to the Checkout page which features all the necessary info pre-filled, with the exception of the payment details, which you'll need to provide at step 5. You have the option of modifying the info on this page.
  5. Review the billing and delivery info, and enter new cardholder data. Avangate will use the credit/debit card provided here to bill and charge the customer for the subscription upgrade. Click Place order to purchase the upgrade on behalf of the customer.
  6. A new upgrade order will become available in the Avangate system for the customer's subscription. You'll get information on the new order on the Finish page.

After you purchase an upgrade on behalf of one of your shoppers, the details page of the subscription used by the customer will be updated to reflect the details of the upgrade operation.